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Federal agency seeks more detail in Shell Arctic drill plan

...audit of its Safety and Environmental Management System.BOEM also asked for additional emissions compliance data.Shell spokesman Curtis Smith said by email the company is taking a methodical approach to this exploration phase and will move forward...
Critics say fines show Shell not ready for Arctic safely drill off Alaska's northern coast.A Shell spokesman says the fines are part of learning how to operate...circular barge and assessed $390,000 in penalties.Shell spokesman Curtis Smith said by email that the EPA did not report...
EPA fines Shell $1.1M for Arctic air violations

...drilling season was investigated for 16 safety violations.Shell chose not to drill in Arctic offshore waters in 2013. Shell spokesman Curtis Smith said by email that the company accepted stringent emission limits in 2012 that were based on assumptions...
State split on coastal issue

...Commission, Vote No on 2 had raised $768,000. Among the big contributors was Shell Oil Co., with $150,000.Shell spokesman Curtis Smith said the oil company strongly supports local input."We feel, however, that the language in this...
Critics say grounding shows Arctic drilling danger

...drilling sites: a fleet of more than 20 response vessels that could respond in either the Beaufort of the Chukchi.Shell spokesman Smith said the company remains confident in its ability to operate safely."We encountered severe weather basically...
Coast Guard: No damage found on Shell drill ship

...The ship is now anchored at least 750 yards from land, Fothergill said. It was towed offshore after the mishap.Shell spokesman Curtis Smith said about 120 crew members were on board when the Discoverer dragged anchor. They remain on board gearing...
Environmental groups call for study of Arctic Ocean corals

...Arctic ecosystem and that petroleum companies have not demonstrated they can clean up a spill in ice-choked waters.Shell spokesman Curtis Smith said by email that additional study of corals is not necessary."The soft coral they're touting are...
All crew off Shell drill ship, moving in Gulf of Alaska

...Kulluk, which had been drifting toward Trinity Islands, was being moved toward safe harbor by two tow vessels, Shell spokesman Curtis Smith said.Repair crews have restarted all four engines on the Aiviq, one of the tow vessels, and a second...
Damage assessment continues on drill vessel

...there's something to report, I presume, that will be reported as appropriate."He referred other questions to Shell. Spokesman Curtis Smith said he did not have new information to pass on. Details of future actions will depend on the outcome...
EPA board stops Shell's Arctic clean air permits

...and perhaps proceed with plans to drill in the Chukchi if legal challenges to the leases there can be resolved. But Shell spokesman Curtis Smith said without the clean air permits the company can't proceed with its drilling plans in 2011. Numerous...


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